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How the X-ray works and its use in police work, surgery, industrial engineering and automobile manufacturing.
EXPLAINS PRINCIPLE OF X-RAY. SHOWS ITS USE IN POLICE WORK, SURGERY, MODERN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, ETC. X-RAY VIEW OF HOW BRAKES ON MODERN MOTORCAR OPERATE.
Technical information about x-rays and sound. X-Ray inspection by police of packages (checking for bombs). X-rays are used in an automobile factory to check for manufacturing defects in parts. Cutaway of a car brake and brake shoe. (also x-ray of the same).
Special effects: X-ray motion pictures show how human ankle is similar to mechanism used in brake shoe.
Many exciting uses of x-ray are displayed here, including the pockets of a small boy showing nails and keys.
Two men in white lab coats adjust x-ray equipment
A boy crying, enters a room guided by two women
Man in lab coat places child in x-ray machinery, lights are turned off
Close-up of an x-ray, top of ribs and a large dark circle visible
Doctor, smiling, points to his throat
Face of boy lit up as doctor feels his throat
Woman in darkness, sitting down, expression of shock and then shaking her head
Close-up of an x-ray, lungs or ribs visible with the silhouettes of nails and keys
A woman playing a harp in front of a curtain
Close-up of her hand plucking the lowest bass string
A hunter blows on a whistle
A dog barking and then running at top speed up a field incline, jumping on a hunter
The front view of a black Chevrolet, its lights get turned on and it drives toward the camera
The hand of a young man on a black background, being prepared to be x-rayed
Close-up of the x-ray image of a hand
Close-up of an x-ray image of a package with an alarm clock in it
A man smoking a cigar holds a package in front of a camera mechanism while a policeman looks on
Man in a suit and hat chewing on a cigar, excitedly opens up a package and holds an alarm clock with an energetic grip
A hangar full of airplanes -- airplane assembly
Parts of airplanes on a conveyor belt
Close-up of x-ray image of airplane parts
X-ray photograph of a brake shoe
A brake shoe pressing against the drum
Close-up of the ankle and foot of a man in stylish garb as he rocks his foot from heel to toe
X-ray motion picture of a woman's foot in a high heel, rocking from toe to heel
Close-up a woman's foot (shoe with polka dot trim and a bow) pressing on the brake of a car
Her smiling face through the window of the driver's seat
A ballerina dancing on a stage in front of a curtain
Close-up of the feet of the ballerina in toe shoes
X-RAYS CHEVROLET ADVERTISING AUTOMOBILES TRANSPORTATION BRAKES RADIATION RADIOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY VISUAL IMAGES POLICE DETECTIVES SURGERY MEDICINE INDUSTRY ENGINEERING MACHINERY HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATION Radiology Doctors
August 19, 2012 Subject:
X Rays Are Fun
Cavalier use of x rays promise some future cases of leukemia in some unsuspecting people. Oh well, we had to fashion the content to go along with the happy pippy upbeat devil-may-care music, probably recycled from some GM promo they did last month.
Best part is at the end: I've always wondered if fat girls could ballet. Now I know.
Corny but campy and has that classic mid century air of carefree living.
April 23, 2008 Subject:
Inside Information (1941)
Fascinating look at the use of x-rays in the 1940s. They were, of course, exposed to much stronger doses than we are today & they really didn't know how dangerous those doses were yet. It makes me cringe to watch it, but it is mesmorizing as well.
Sure, shoot the kid with a lifetime's radiation exposure to find a piece of candy and some junk in his pockets, but it must have been too racy to show a real xray of a woman's foot so you get a backlit shot while the narartor talks about "these remarkable pictures"! The analogy with sound waves from a harp is good for a laugh too, and they don't show anything from xrays of brake shoes that you couldn't see from just looking at the darn things with the naked eye. A remarkable film because of its lack of substance on the subject it purports to be about, and as with most Jam Handy films, the "modern motorcar" is there too.
August 20, 2003 Subject:
Yes, all of this ties into the manufacture of cars..
A very bizarre look into x-rays starts out with, I guess, a very primative use of the machine to look at a lad's chest. Doc is wearing no lead apron.. heck he even invites mom over to check out her son. Xrays you see use vibrations.. just like a harp! a 10 second harp solo is then shown (quiet you people who are complaining that this movie doesnt have a point). Then all of this ties down into the manufacture of cars because the lovely people at Chevrolet use XRAYS to examine car parts! Ohhhh! Do they still do that?